As did Katee from www.agirlandherpolish.com, I chose to do a cloud manicure. I have never tried this before but have been wanting to try it for a long time. I am please to report that it was very simple! I followed Nailside's tutorial here. She explains it very well!
I used these for this manicure:
- Milani Yellow Mark
- China Glaze Toe-Tally Textured
- Milani Tainted In Red
I started with a thin coat of my usual undie polish: Milani White followed by 2 coats of Yellow Mark. Once that was dry, I started my first "cloud" with the Toe-Tally Textured. Only 1 coat is required for the "clouds". Then, the next cloud in Tainted In Red. I did not add a top coat to this manicure to preserve the textured look.
These colors are totally obnoxious for winter but, on a side note, I chose them because my mom is vacationing in Hawaii right now and sent me a lovely sunset photo from her beach-side condo! Isn't that nice? While I am suffering through sub-zero temperatures, she is living it up in the beautiful tropics! So, my nails are also inspired by an awesome sunset too!